Friday, February 1, 2013

Doughnuts for Anniversaries

There were a few traditions in his work place
he never participated in; like singing the company
song in front of all the employees as a new-hire.

He came in late and missed the chance to bond
with the group in such a silly fashion.
He used to attend the monthly birthday lunches
but didn’t have much to talk about so opted
instead to plan his vacation so he’d be gone
and didn’t have to pretend he liked the conversation.

Skipped out on the boat trips, spending too many
hours with a group who became increasingly drunk
by the end of the day was not his idea of a good time.

Now doughnuts for anniversary dates were perfect for him
he liked getting there early and sending out word that
doughy lumps of sweetness were waiting for everyone

to enjoy with a cup of coffee or some hot tea
to celebrate his anniversary for every year
he worked for the company.

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